[sylpheed-announce:00090] Sylpheed 3.0 released
hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp
Wed Feb 24 15:22:37 JST 2010
The new stable version Sylpheed 3.0 (3.0-win32) has been released.
It is the major update release since the release of 2.0, five years
ago. Sylpheed 3.0 introduces multi-threading, plug-in system, refined
address book, new setup dialog, performance improvements, and more.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the improvements of Sylpheed.
Changes from 2.7.1
* New features
o Multi-threading was introduced. Connection to servers,
IMAP4 protocol communication, query search and external
commands execution will run on another thread. This will
reduce the situation where user actions are blocked.
o The feature to add new recipients to address book
automatically on sending was added.
o The new filter match type 'is in addressbook' was added.
This can be used from filtering, query search and quick
o Address book is now sortable by each column.
o Address book search feature was added.
o The setup dialog on the first run became user-friendly.
o The new account setup dialog was implemented. It also
supports easy Gmail setup.
o SHA1/MD5 fingerprint and validity period of certificate is
now displayed when the verification of server SSL
o The menu item to request disposition notification was added
to the compose window.
o The feature to customize the color label text was added.
o The option to set only mail address of recipients when
replying was added.
* Feature improvements
o Summary caches are updated on the fly (on
receive/move/copy/delete). This improves the performance of
opening folders with many new messages.
o The user interface of address book was rewritten using the
new API (GtkTreeView). This will reduce the glitches in the
o Several new APIs were added to the plug-in library.
o Progress is displayed while scanning folders.
o The visibility of message number columns in the folder view
is now configurable for each column.
o 'Last 7 days' was added to the quick search options.
o The number of matched messages is displayed at the side of
quick search now.
o Description is displayed on the quick search entry when it
does not have focus.
o Always show warning dialog when SSL certificate is expired.
o When messages are added to IMAP folders, received-date
information is also set using Date header (mainly for
o Color labels are saved on IMAP server now (partially
compatible with Thunderbird.)
o The auto-wrapping setting is preserved for draft messages
o The spell-checking and PGP settings are preserved for draft
o The 'Enable address auto-completion' setting was added.
o Update check (curl command) timeout was set to 10 seconds.
o The update check dialog will not be displayed if modal
dialog exists or receiving of mail is active to prevent
dialogs becoming uncontrollable.
o The button order of the folder selection dialog was
o Win32: the button order of close confirmation dialog of
compose window was modified.
o A workaround for crash caused by enchant with zemberek was
added (requires dbus-glib-1 if enchant is equal or greater
o The bug that IMAP caches with UIDs larger than INT_MAX were
never deleted was fixed.
o The problem that beep sound was out when opening folders
which were sorted in descending order was fixed (with GTK+
2.12 or later).
o The address completion was modified.
o Win32: The problem that GnuPG was not detected correctly
was fixed, and Sylpheed can also detect gpg.exe put in
Sylpheed folder now.
o Win32: multiple reference to a folder with different letter
case is prohibited when creating a new one.
o Some other bugs were fixed.
o Included Sylpheed FAQ (English) was updated.
o The Japanese manual was updated.
o The message catalogs were updated.
o The folder icons were renewed.
o Win32: 48x48(32bpp) icon was added.
o Win32: OpenSSL was updated to 0.9.8l.
o Win32: GPGME library was updated to 1.1.8.
o Win32: requestedExecutionLevel attribute was added to the
manifest of the installer executable.
o The configure option '--disable-updatecheck' which disables
the update check feature was added.
o The configure option '--enable-silent-rules' is enabled if
automake is equal or greater than 1.11.
Changes from 3.0rc
* The message catalogs were updated.
* The bug that caused freeze when sending or receiving messages
with STARTTLS and 'SSL certificate verify failed' dialog popped
Hiroyuki Yamamoto <hiro-y at kcn.ne.jp>
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